Victory Bandit (Gawler Race 5 No. 5)
Sue & Jason Jaensch train this four-year old mare. She winded to the line when 3.2 lengths 6th over 2040m at Morphettville on 26 December, then battled away to gain the upper hand in the final 50m for a 0.7 length win on a soft track over 2106m at Gawler on 8 January.She seems to like this track and looks the leading hope.
Getouttheway (Gawler Race 8 No. 4):
This seven-year-old Floral Pegasus gelding trained by Sue Nolan at Murray Bridge has nine wins and 18 places from 56 starts. He came from last to get up in the closing stages for a 0.6 length win over 1500m at Gawler on 18 December, then came from well back again for 1.2 lengths 3rd over 1506m at Gawler on 8 January. Goes well at this track and looks a nice each-way bet.
Lady Simone (Gawler Race 3 No. 3):
This four-year-old All Too Hard mare is the early favourite in this Fillies and Mares BM 68 handicap over 1200m. She kept chasing solidly for 0.6 length 4th over 1100m at Gawler on 1 December, then took over in the final 150m for a 1.7 length win over 1200m at Gawler on 18 December. She goes up 2 kg in a field with several last-start winners and I’m prepared to risk her here.
Our Geelong Horse Racing Tips for Friday's meeting. Best Bets Martha Lavinia (Geelong Race 4 No. 11) Building up to a win and strikes the perfect opportunity to get one on the board. Scratched from a race today and saved for this. Maps well and should take some holding out in this race. $5.50 Each Way Aquila Volare (Geelong Race 6 No. 1) Unlucky last start and can atone here with John Allen in the saddle. Has always shown good promise to date
Our Cranbourne Horse Racing Tips for Thursday's meeting. Best Bets Tycoon Beau (Cranbourne Race 6 No. 8) Hard to not like the run of Tycoon Beau last start who circled the field and couldn't quite run don Chardon Burj who goes around at Doomben on Saturday in a stakes race so the form looks excellent. With even luck it will be very hard to hold out from the tricky draw and looks nicely weighted despite the rise in grade. $6.00 Each Way
Best Bets Our Rosehill Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. The feature event is the Lord Mayors Cup (Race 7). Quintello (Rosehill Race 9 No. 13) With four wins and three places from eight starts, this mare from the Maher/Eustace stable has above average ability. She resumed from a spell with a 4 length win over 1200m at Mornington on 26 March, then chased hard to find the front and raced clear for a 2.9 length win on heavy going over 1400m at Randwick on 23 April.
Best Bets Our Flemington Horse Racing Tips for Saturday's meeting. The feature event is the Straight Six (race 7). Tuvalu (Flemington Race 8 No. 13) Tuvalu is a talented four year old gelding who was far too good first up on his home track at Warrnambool. His I’m Thunderstruck form from last prep reads very well for a race like this and I love that he rolls forward and makes his own luck up on speed. $2.70 Each Way Coolth (Flemington